A traffic cop for the cell surface: Illuminating a basic biological process

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On the surfaces of our trillions of cells is a complex crowd of molecules moving around, talking to each other, occasionally segregating themselves, and triggering basic functions ranging from pain sensation to insulin release. The structures that organize this microscopic traffic jam are no longer invisible, thanks to Colorado State University researchers. A multidisciplinary team… Read more »

Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants

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Medical implants like stents, catheters, and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection, a perpetual problem for many patients. Colorado State University engineers offer a potential solution: A specially grown, “superhemophobic” titanium surface that’s extremely repellent to blood. The material could form the basis for surgical implants with lower risk of rejection by the… Read more »

Ice is No Match for CSU-developed Coating

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Anyone who’s ever chipped ice off a windshield or nervously watched a plane get de-iced, take note: Colorado State University researchers have invented an ice-repellent coating that out-performs today’s best de-icing products. Researchers led by Arun Kota, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, have created an environmentally friendly, inexpensive, long-lasting coating that could… Read more »

Microfluidics Innovation Earns Student Biomedical Engineering Society Honor

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Microfluidic inertial focusing is a technology used to passively manipulate objects as small as mammalian cells. Until recently, this technology could not be used for anything smaller than 10 microns, or one-tenth the thickness of human hair. This is incredibly small, but graduate biomedical engineering student Lei Wang, working with her advisor, Professor David Dandy,… Read more »

CSU School of Biomedical Engineering Receives ABET Accreditation

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Colorado State University’s School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) is proudly the first accredited undergraduate biomedical engineering program in the state of Colorado. SBME is also the first accredited biomedical engineering degree in the country that has an obligatory tie to a partner degree in chemical and biological engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Biomedical engineering… Read more »

Meet the New SBME Office Coordinator

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Michael Benedict is a new part-time office coordinator in the SBME. He has most recently worked as a program coordinator, event planner, writer, and writing instructor. Michael is from Seattle, Washington, and spent the last six years in Moscow, Idaho. Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of Washington and Western Washington University, and… Read more »

New Undergraduate Advisor for SBME

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As an advisor in SBME, Robyn Jeep Ernst will work with all first year students. She has been advising students for several years and loves talking with students about their stories and helping in the college experience navigation process. Robyn is a Colorado native and has been fortunate to call several wonderful places in Colorado… Read more »

New SBME Advisory Board Member

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Gary Johnson (’92 B.S.M.E.) is the Surgical Group President for Applied Medical, a global medical device developer, manufacturer, and distributor headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Johnson joined the company in June of 1992 as a process development engineer. Three years later, he transitioned into the clinical development role and then served as vice president of… Read more »

Waste Not: Edible Wax Coating Slicks Liquids with Ease

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When we reach the end of a ketchup bottle, there’s always a little left, stuck to the sides. A Colorado State University lab offers a fix: a nontoxic, nonstick coating that lets loose every last drop. Materials scientists led by Arun Kota, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biomedical… Read more »